EPA Science Inventory

New Records and Range Extensions for Several Chironomid Genera from Lake Superior

Citation:

Stroom, K. T., K. L. Schmude, J. Snitgen, S J. Lozano, T D. Corry, AND J. V. Scharold. New Records and Range Extensions for Several Chironomid Genera from Lake Superior. XV International Symposium on Chironomidae, St. Paul, MN, August 12 - 15, 2003. Chironomidae Research Group, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 184-195, (2010).

Description:

Five genera of chironomids have been reported for the first time in Lake Superior. Chironomids are small flying insects with a sediment-dwelling aquatic larval stage. The chironomids were collected by scientists at the Mid-Continent Ecology Division as part of a research program to develop indicators of ecological condition for the Great Lakes. These records represent significant Nearctic range extensions for the five genera of chironomids, as well as the first report from the contiguous US for one genus and the second reports for three others. This information will be of interest to taxonomists studying chironomids.

Purpose/Objective:

To document research results.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NON-EPA PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS)
Start Date: 02/01/2010
Completion Date: 02/01/2010
Record Last Revised: 09/23/2011
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 12/08/2004
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 96761

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT RESEARCH